Professor Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to both the theory and practice of Intellectual Capital(IC). As the world's first director of IC in 1991, he initiated the creation of the world's first public corporate Intellectual Capital Annual Report in 1994, and inspired the development on IC metrics ever since. He was parallel to prototyping the Skandia Future Center as a Lab for Organisational design, one of the very first in the World in 1996, and inspired many to be followed.
During 1996, he was recognised with awards from the American Productivity and Quality Centre, USA and Business Intelligence, UK. In January 1998, Leif received the prestigious Brain Trust "Brain of the Year" award, UK, for his pioneering work on IC. He was also awarded The KEN Practitioner of the Year 2004, from Entovation International, where he also is the E100 authors group. In 2006, he was also listed in a book by London Business Press as one of The 50 Most influential Thinkers in the World. He is listed in Who's Who in the world and he is also associate member of The Club of Rome. He is Cofounder and Chairman of The New Club of Paris, focused on the Knowledge Economy initiatives. Professor Leif Edvinsson has his education from the University of California, Berkeley, USA and Lund University,Sweden. He is the author of numerous articles on the service management and on Intellectual Capital. In March 1997, together with Michael S. Malone, he launched one of the very first books on Intellectual Capital. He is also a special advisor on Societal Entrepreneurship to the Swedish Governmental Foundation for Competence and Knowledge Development, as well as on Service Science to the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation. In 1997, Edvinsson co-founded Intellectual Capital Sweden AB, and in 2010 he initiated the World´s First Camp on Societal Innovation with Aalto University. Leif is serving on the Board of Directors of several knowledge intensive enterprises, among others the Swedish Brain Research Foundation as well as for many years the Center for Molecular Medicine at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2000 he has been the Honorary Chairman of the UK based Henley College, KM Forum, and he has been professor adjunct at Lund University on Intellectual Capital. In January 2006, he was also appointed professor adjunct at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and later promoted to Chair Professor in 2007. In 2009 also appointed Guest Professor at Jiaotong University, Xian, China. In June 2010, professor Edvinnson was awarded in Kuala Lumpur as The Brand Laureate for Branding of Human Capital.
What he presents:
Maximising Corporate Brain Power
Rebooting the Corporation: Musings for the Information Age
Investing into Intellectual Capital
Corporate Longitude - What you Need to Know to Navigate the Knowledge Economy